Why     How     What


 United Way of Westchester and Putnam is helping residents overcome the transportation obstacles that are hindering their lives. Its Ride United Transportation Access Program offers free Lyft rides to residents without access to a vehicle or public transportation. These rides can be used for non-emergency medical appointments, job interviews, workforce development training, court appearances, and other health and human service-related meetings.

Up to three people can use one ride, and at least one rider must be over 18 years of age.

Community nonprofits and agencies can refer clients to use the program by completing the form below.

Participants must be request rides at least 3 business days before the needed scheduled time of pick up (Monday-Friday 9AM – 4PM). 



Please tell your riders:

  • Don’t take a ride if they have COVID-19, think they have it, or have related symptoms
  • Wear a face covering when in a ride
  • Keep the car clean, and sanitize their hands frequently
  • Leave the front passenger seat empty
  • Keep windows open whenever possible